By Haddenham Webteam - 12th June 2017 4:00am
The Haddenham Wheelbarrow Race has now become a much loved village event, and the sheer physical effort required to cover the course deserves to be recognised and admired by those of us who merely watch and enjoy the spectacle from the sidelines. Here, Helen Lewis provides her summary of this year's race.
This year's wheelbarrow race consisted of 17 pairs, three female teams, one mixed pair and the rest guys.
Pairs were released to start the race at one minute intervals, and were required to cover a challenging pub-to-pub course around the village before returning to the start/finish line at the Sports and Social Club on Woodways Recreation Ground.
The winning time was just over 15 minutes, an impressive performance achieved by a pair of young lads from the Fitlife gym.
Thank you to John and Chris Carnell and Simon and Joanne Whitney for adjudicating for us once again this year, we couldn't do it without them. They also decide on the best fancy dress prize, which was given this year to Postman Pat and Jess the cat, otherwise known as Alan Lewis and Tim Finch, who decided to forfeit their prize to Lady Penelope and Parker aka Mrs Karen Bryson and Mrs Sally Marshall.
We have raised an amazing £652.35 to be split equally between the British Heart Foundation and the Village Community Vehicle!
A very big 'thank you' to everyone who pushed or contributed.
A warm thank you must also go to the public houses for their support, as all monies raised go to the two charities.
Special thanks also to Ian Bamford at the Sports and Social Club for hosting this event once again and taking part himself with his team Mate John Bryson.
Already looking forward to next year!
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
A new £3.7 million mixed-use development in Haddenham has been completed and over half of the properties available have already been snapped up.Aviator House, situated on the former Haddenham Airfield, has been delivered by Midlands-based Deeley Construction in partnership with Henry Davidson Developments.The development features 17 high-specification apartments, a Co-Operative store...
Public consultation during the creation of Haddenham's Neighbourhood Plan identified as a priority the redevelopment of the Banks Park site as a modernised village hub. After several years of planning by the Parish Council and the Village Hall Management Committee, the first phase of the project is now well underway.Among other objectives, the redevelopment will provide a modern...
Haddenham St Mary's CE School PTA is organising a Winter Walk in December which will run until New Year. Organisers have produced a trail map of a walking route round the centre of the village, around which families can find 10 festive symbols displayed in the windows of local businesses and organisations. The trail map also includes the secret key that de-codes the symbols into letters of...